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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Peremptory  \Per"emp*to*ry\,  a.  [L.  peremptorius  destructive, 
  deadly,  decisive,  final:  cf  F.  p['e]remptorie.  See 
  1.  Precluding  debate  or  expostulation;  not  admitting  of 
  question  or  appeal;  positive;  absolute;  decisive; 
  conclusive;  final. 
  Think  of  heaven  with  hearty  purposes  and  peremptory 
  designs  to  get  thither.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  2.  Positive  in  opinion  or  judgment;  decided;  dictatorial; 
  Be  not  too  positive  and  peremptory.  --Bacon. 
  Briefly,  then,  for  we  are  peremptory.  --Shak. 
  3.  Firmly  determined;  unawed.  [Poetic]  --Shak. 
  {Peremptory  challenge}  (Law)  See  under  {Challenge}. 
  {Peremptory  mandamus},  a  final  and  absolute  mandamus. 
  {Peremptory  plea},  a  plea  by  a  defendant  tending  to  impeach 
  the  plaintiff's  right  of  action  a  plea  in  bar. 
  Syn:  Decisive;  positive;  absolute;  authoritative;  express; 
  arbitrary;  dogmatical. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  offensively  self-assured  or  given  to  exercising  usually 
  unwarranted  power;  "an  autocratic  person";  "autocratic 
  behavior";  "a  bossy  way  of  ordering  others  around";  "a 
  rather  aggressive  and  dominating  character";  "managed 
  the  employees  in  an  aloof  magisterial  way";  "a 
  swaggering  peremptory  manner"  [syn:  {autocratic},  {bossy}, 
  {dominating},  {high-and-mighty},  {magisterial}] 
  2:  not  allowing  contradiction  or  refusal;  "spoke  in  commanding 
  (or  peremptory)  tones";  "peremptory  commands"  [syn:  {commanding}] 
  3:  putting  an  end  to  all  debate  or  action  "a  peremptory 

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